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If you are a medical professional in Frederick County, we need your help

posted Jul 27, 2017, 12:26 PM by Brian Walker   [ updated Jul 27, 2017, 12:30 PM ]

Dear Frederick County Medical Professional:
Working in coordination with the Frederick County Health Department, Frederick County Public Schools, and Frederick Memorial Hospital, The Frederick Center, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) providing resources to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) and Ally community of central Maryland, is initiating a brief survey to document the comfort and confidence that medical community in Frederick County has in treating LGBT patients.  Pasted below is a letter from Dr. Barbara Brookmyer of the Frederick County Health Department on the importance of this effort to enhance medical outcomes for the LGBT community in Frederick.

Survey responses are anonymous, with additional details at this link: Understanding schedules are busy and summer is upon us, our goal is to collect as many responses from the Frederick County medical community as possible over the next three months.

Take the survey
In addition to taking the survey, we invite you to share this information and link with other medical professionals in your practice and contact network. On this, we will be using several sources to contact the medical community as well as asking members of The Frederick Center to invite their medical providers to participate. As a result, you may receive more than one request.  We ask that each professional only complete the survey once and apologies in advance for any repeated requests.
Thank you,
Peter Brehm
Kate Ericksen

2018 Frederick Pride will be 6/23/2018

posted Jul 25, 2017, 6:33 AM by Brian Walker

Remains on Carroll Creek. More details as event nears.

safeTalk Suicide Awareness Training 9/23

posted Jul 25, 2017, 6:01 AM by Brian Walker

$10, registration required, includes lunch and snack

Glade United Church of Christ and The Frederick Center, Inc. will sponsor a suicide awareness workshop on September 23, 2017 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm at Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ located at 15 W. Church St., Frederick, MD 21701 in downtown Frederick. Registrants will be advised of the meeting room in the church facility closer to the date. The training will be presented by LivingWorks, a national organization recognized by the Mental Health Association of Frederick County that is a leader in suicide intervention training. The program, safeTALK, focuses on alertness training and is geared toward participants aged 16 and older. Its premise is that most people with thoughts of suicide don’t truly want to die, but are struggling with physical and/or emotional pain in their lives. Through their words and actions, they invite those with whom they interact to provide help to stay alive. safeTALK-trained helpers can recognize these invitations and take action by connecting these individuals with life-saving intervention resources.
Training features:
Presentations and guidance from a LivingWorks registered trainer
Access to support from a local community resource person
Powerful audiovisual learning aids
Review of simple yet effective TALK steps: Tell, Ask, Listen, and Keep Safe
Hands-on skills practice and development

Please fill out below application and mail it to Glade United Church of Christ, 21 Fulton St., Walkersville, MD 21793, Attn: safeTALK, with your $10 reservation fee. Please make checks payable to : Glade United Church of Christ and indicate safeTALK in the memo line. There is space for 30 participants and we will fill those spaces on a first come, first served basis. Any remaining spaces will be advertised on the Mental Health Association website starting in mid-August. Registrants must be 16 or older. Snack and lunch will be served.

Please mail this application and a check for $10.00 to*:
Glade United Church of Christ
21 Fulton Avenue
Walkersville, MD 21793
(please note that the class is not at this address)

Make checks payable to : Glade United Church of Christ and indicate safeTALK in the memo line.

NAME: ___________________________
PHONE: _______________
E-MAIL: _________________________
ADDRESS: _____________________________________________________

I am 16 years old or older (please check)

* Applications will be honored in the order they are received (with fee included).

TransFamily meetings will be at library for July & August, 10:15am

posted Jul 7, 2017, 12:58 PM by Brian Walker   [ updated Jul 13, 2017, 6:03 AM ]

For July and August only, TransFamily will be meeting at the C. Burr Arts downtown Frederick County Library.  July 15, July 29, August 12 (no meeting August 26).  Summer time hours of 10:15-11:45am.  Starting Sept 9 we return to every other Saturday from 9:00-10:30 am in the downtown Frederick YMCA Activity Room, 1000 N. Market St., Frederick.

JULY & AUGUST 10:15-11:45am:
C. Burr Artz Public Library
7/15 in Children's Activity Room
7/29 & 8/12 in CBA Trust Conference Room
110 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701

A free, biweekly support group for parents and guardians of transgender, non-binary, and other gender-diverse young people.

A nonjudgmental space for learning how to strengthen family relationships, navigate gender transition, and support your
gender-diverse loved one.

No registration required. Join anytime. For more info, email group facilitator Kate MacShane, M.Ed., MSW at

CLOSED: Survey about Frederick Pride

posted Jun 27, 2017, 8:29 AM by Brian Walker   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 11:09 AM ]

Community input is important to keep Frederick Pride improving.  6 questions.


June is full of Pride events!

posted Jun 10, 2017, 8:35 AM by Brian Walker

Thu 1st - Frederick City Proclamation Ceremony 7pm, City Hall
Sun 4th - Author Kelly Madrone, 4pm,Teen Survival Guide, Curious Iguana
Sun 11th - F3Pride LGBTQ Film Festival, 7pm, Delaplaine
Mon 12th - Tie-Dye Pride T-Shirts, 6-8:30pm, Baker park pool picnic tables
Mon 12th - Pulse Nighclub Remembrance Vigil, 8-9pm, Frederick City Hall Steps
Wed 14th - Bonus event: Rally for FCPS Trans Student Policy, 5pm, Board of Ed
Fri 16th - Pride Pink Drinks, 6-8pm, New York, New York Salon
Thu 22nd - 2017 Frederick Pride Silent Auction Party, 7-9pm, Delaplaine
Sat 24th - Ecumenical Pride Service, 11am, Grace UCC, Grace UCC
Sat 24th - 2017 Frederick Pride, 11am-6pm, Carroll Creek Linear Park
Sat 24th - Frederick Pride After Party, 9pm-2am
, The Lodge

SOLD OUT-Frederick Pride Booth Deadline 5/31/2017

posted May 9, 2017, 7:06 PM by Brian Walker   [ updated Jun 10, 2017, 8:34 AM ]

$150 booth spaces available till 5/31, last call.  Market your company, sell merchandise, or collect leads.  Expecting up to 6,000 attendees for 2017, with stages at each end of Carroll Creek Park generating constant foot traffic throughout the park.
All non-profit table space has been filled, sorry.
Online booth/sponsorship forms here
General Pride information here
Facebook event to join here

Welcoming Frederick 4/29 at FCC, Early Bird Tickets ending soon

posted Apr 5, 2017, 11:32 AM by Brian Walker

The Frederick Center
FreeState Justice
Frederick Community College GSA
Law Office of Cristine Evans LoVetro LLC

Ec'clectibles, LLC
Tobacco Free Frederick (Frederick County Health Department)
Glade United Church of Christ
Curious Iguana Bookstore

New group for Young Adults (ages 18-26), 1st Tuesdays

posted Mar 20, 2017, 6:28 PM by Brian Walker

Good conversation and great company! We will be meeting 7-8:30pm, the first Tuesday of every month in the upstairs lounge of Grace UCC (not a church group), 25 E 2nd St, Frederick. Coffee and tea provided.  Enter via sidewalk down left side of church to white doors.  For LGBTQ aged 18-26 only.  Free, just drop in.  Community members have spoken, we have listened.  Come make your new group a success.

2017 Frederick Pride forms for businesses, sponsors, and non-profits

posted Mar 13, 2017, 11:00 AM by Brian Walker

Booth space is $150 for 10'x10', non-profits not selling anything can rent shaded table space for $15.  Sponsor benefits vary by level but may include hanging company banners, company name on event banners, web ads, and social media call outs.  Also soliciting items for our silent auction earlier in the week, which gives exposure on social media as well as at the event. Finally, businesses may participate in our free Buy-Pride program which offers attendees of Frederick Pride a discount at your business establishment when they show the free bracelet they receive the day of Pride.  Questions:

Attendee information is on Facebook here:

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